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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Betty Boop

My Grandma has always been a collector of EVERYTHING Betty Boop. Recently she got sick and when I visited her in the hospital I brought her a bear that she loved! She asked me if I could make her a Betty Doll as well too. My grandma is the kinda lady that never ask for anything she is always giving for everyone! With 12 kids and be a single mom you kinda have to be! I made this doll for her and wanted it to be perfect right down to the High heel shoes.

She is completely hand stitched. If you would like to purchase a Betty doll or have an idea for a custom doll that you would like to order click here Etsy Shop. I love to create fun and new items and would love to hear from you.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba

If your a mom or dad to little ones then you know whats hot right now and that is Yo Gabba Gabba. The Nick JR. show hosted by a character named DJ Lance Rock is a series feature of mix live-action segments featuring cartoon costumed characters - Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex - and many short animated sketches and musical numbers. With it's many celebrity guest appearances ( Jack Black, Leslie Hall, The Shins, The Aggrolites, Andy Samberg, Cornelius, Biz Markie, Shiny Toy Guns, Supernova, Mark Mothersbaugh, Rahzel, The Postmarks, Sugarland, Tony Hawk, The Roots, Low, Laila Ali, Elijah Wood, Mýa, The Salteens,) and a personal favorite of mine and my husbands the The Aquabats.

The show in my opinion is on of my favorites. With a 50 inch tv that is manly on the Nick JR cable channel and dosen't get much grown up time, I have to say this is one show I love to sit down and watch with my little ones. Since I love to sew and make my girls fun new toys my 4 going on 5 year old asked me to make her the Yo Gabba Gabba gang. I have since then got 4 out of the 5 main characters down. It's really fun to take a few sheets of felt and get these little guys out of it. It takes a lot of time and patience but the end product and happy kiddo makes it well worth it. I recently did a set of Muno and Brobee for a friend of mine. 

 She purchased the cute little set for her Nephew who is a big fan of the show.

The set is one of my favorite to make, Brobee is my favorite out all of the Gabba gang.

Here are a few of the other Gabba dolls I have listed in my Etys shop:

 If you have a little Gabba fan and are interested and getting handmade Gabba buddy for them check out my Etys store HERE. I am offering free shipping to all my blog readers with the coupon code ( YO GABBA GABBA )


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Egg Decorating

Melted Crayon Eggs
When the most humble of art supplies meets the shell of a just-boiled egg, the crayon wax softens, and the colors swirl together in a magical way. The results are fast, fun, and gorgeous.
  • white eggs
  • tongs
  • empty egg carton
  • crayons
  1. Hard-boil white eggs. Remove them from the hot water with tongs or a slotted spoon, dry them, and rest them in an empty egg carton or on plastic bottle caps (an adult's job).
  2. Color them with the crayons' tips or remove the paper coverings and use the crayons' sides. For a speckled effect, grate a crayon and sprinkle the bits over the eggs. The waxy eggs are very slippery, so take care when turning them to color the underside.
     When you're done coloring, leave them to dry for about an hour.

     I plan to make these with my little girls on Friday, I have so many broken crayons it is a great way to use up all the left over crayons. My advice for parents with small kids is to make sure the eggs are not to hot before you let your little ones handle them. Hope you all enjoy!

Spring time treasury

The other day I put together a great Spring time Etsy Treasury that I thought I would share with everyone! It's a mixture of all kinds of fun and beautiful spring pieces.
Some of my favorite sellers are featured in this treasury. Each piece is perfect and will help bring a little color into everyone's life. Check it out here Spring has Sprung 
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Featured Etsy Seller: Liz Olson from Baby Threads By Liz

I am younger mom to three beautiful little girls and have always loved the new cute look to some of the handmade stuff there is for all these cute babies! I recently found Liz's shop well doing a search for some clothes for my soon to be big 5 year old. Baby Threads by Liz has some really cute and fun clothes and accessories for your little ones. A lot of her stuff is for your younger babies 0-3 months and also a good collection of cute onesies dresses and Tie onesies in sizes 0-12 months.Youth sizes are available as well.

Each piece is perfect to help make your little cutie the center of attention. From super heroes for the little boys to cute little rocker chick for the girls.

At Baby Threads by Liz you will find cute sport team dresses and onesies ties for you little boy or girl. Perfect for when football season is back.

There are even cute little bows to finish off the super cute sports outfits.

One of my favorites is the Cat in the Hat Dress. Perfect for your Dr. Sues fan. There is even a matching set for brother and sister priced at $35.90. All the kids clothes at Baby Threads by Liz are adorable and great in price!
If you have a unique little one who should always be the center of attention take a look at Liz's Baby Threads Etsy shop! Let her know that KMR crafts sent you her way.You can even visit her FB Fan page .

I would love to know what your favorite item from Baby Threads by Liz is. Please comment below. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Elena's vervain filled locket

Yes once again I am going to admit, I am total sucker for ALL things Vampire Diaries. Recently well searching around Etsy to find some more favorite items and shops I found these three lockets. I found a total of three that I think are the perfect gift for you or any TVD fan, I even found 3 different great price ranges.
Gorgeous sterling silver plated, antique finish locket is inspired by the locket worn by Elena in the Vampire Diaries. It is embellished with a blood red crystal drop.Locket measures approximately 1.25" and necklace measures approximately 18 inches.

This locket by Birdz N Beez is the cheaper of the three. It is priced at $24.00. It's not perfect like some of the others but it pretty darn close. It's great for someone on a budget, or for someone who wants to buy more than just one.

Jewelry Type: Necklace Brand Name P & A Main Material: 925 Sterling Silver  Main Stone: Garnet Size: diameter: 2.5cm Height: 1.5 cm Weight: 15g Length of the chain: 50 cm PLEASE NOTE:It will take about 7-10 day for delivering. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.

 This locket from Meng709032 is my favorite  of the three. Don't get me wrong I love all three. I am not sure what it is but I love it! It's priced at $69.00. I think it's the one I would pick, since it looks so much like the locket worn on the show.

This pendant was inspired by a popular TV show.
In the first 3 pictures it has not yet been given a patina to darken the silver, let me know if you prefer it that way. The back can be personalized with a short name if you let me know at time of ordering. These photos are actually 4 different pendants that I have made, no 2 can be exactly alike because they are handmade. It is embellished with a 4mm Lab-Grown Round Ruby Cabochon, but if you request a lab-grown garnet or lab-grown orange carnelian This pendant has a hollow pouch so that you can put essential oil in it for aromatherapy. It does not open and close like a locket. You can put oil directly into the pendant or you can soak the oil in cotton, felt or a small piece of sponge to remove it easier. It has an image of silver swirls and balls. The back is polished silver with my tag and hallmark. If you don't want to put oil in then it will also hold crushed up leaves, herbs, tiny twigs, or nothing at all. It could also be used to hold a message, a written wish, a lock of hair, or whatever will fit. Since they are hand built they all vary slightly as you can see, there are 4 different ones in the pictures. These particular ones measure about one inch in diameter, not including the bail. In cross section they average about 10mm (pouch size) or 12mm from the highest silver ball. The 18 inch sterling silver curb chain is included, or you may opt for the sterling silver chain that is embellished with tiny silver oval balls all the way to the clasp, (shown in the second photo) let me know your preference. I have other chains to choose from as well.

This locket by Surfing Sliver is beautiful! It's higher in price but its pretty dead on. I am sure the $115.00 will be well worth it for any TVD fan. 

If your a huge fan of the show you should check out these Etsy shops. I would love to know which of the three you think is the one that is close to the one worn by Elena ( Nina Dobrev) on the show.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Etsy Treasury: Vintage style watch lockets

I recently went and started to take advantage of making Etsy Treasury list. They are pretty fun to put together and you end up finding some really neat stuff. This list is made up of some of my favorite "watch lockets". Some are pocket watches and some are necklace's. They are all beautiful and have a really cute and vintage feel. The great thing about Treasury is the list is suppose to be diverse so there isn't a repeat of one seller there are 16 different sellers all to take a glance at and find something you'll love! Please take the time to take a look at my Watch locket's treasury.
I would love to know your favorite from the list.